Category Archives: beliefs

How beliefs influence professional development

Katja Maass, from Pädagogische Hochschule Freiburg in Germany has written an interesting article about “How can teachers’ beliefs affect their professional development?” The article was recently published online in ZDM. In her article, Maass presents results from a sub-project in … Continue reading

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Teachers’ metacognitive and heuristic approaches to word problem solving

Fien Depaepe, Erik De Corte and Lieven Verschaffel have written an interesting article about Teachers’ metacognitive and heuristic approaches to word problem solving: analysis and impact on students’ beliefs and performance. The article was published online in ZDM last Friday. … Continue reading

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Teachers’ perceptions about the purpose of student teaching

Keith Leatham from Brigham Young University in Utah, U.S., is one of the scholars who have made important contribution to research of teachers’ beliefs in mathematics education research in the last couple of years. I very much like his proposed … Continue reading

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Teachers’ conceptions of creativity

David S. Bolden, Tony V. Harries and Douglas P. Newton have written an article entitled Pre-service primary teachers’ conceptions of creativity in mathematics. This article was recently published online in Educational Studies in Mathematics. The issues concerning creativity that are … Continue reading

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Self-efficacy beliefs regarding mathematics and science teaching

Murat Bursal has written an article about Turkish preservice elementary teachers’ self-efficacy beliefs regarding mathematics and science teaching. This article was published online in International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education on Thursday. A key finding is that the preservice … Continue reading

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Alignment, cohesion, and change

Dionne I. Cross has written an article called Alignment, cohesion, and change: Examining mathematics teachers’ belief structures and their influence on instructional practices. This article was recently published online in Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education. Here is the abstract of … Continue reading

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Emotionality in mathematics teacher education

Mark Boyland at Sheffield Hallam University (UK) has written an article about Engaging with issues of emotionality in mathematics teacher education for social justice. The article was recently published online in Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education. In the article, Boyland … Continue reading

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Mathematical problem solving and students’ belief systems

María Luz Callejo and Antoni Vila have written an article that was published in Educational Studies in Mathematics last week. The article is entitled Approach to mathematical problem solving and students’ belief systems: two case studies. Most studies that focus … Continue reading

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Epistemological beliefs

Dena L. Wheeler and Diane Montgomery have written an article about college students’ epistemological beliefs. The article that is entitled Community college students’ views on learning mathematics in terms of their epistemological beliefs: a Q method study was published online … Continue reading

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Knowledge and beliefs

Much of my own research the last years has been related to knowledge and beliefs concerning mathematics, teaching and learning of mathematics. In the most recent issue of Instructional Science, Angela Boldrin and Lucia Mason have written an article that … Continue reading

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